The Government has announced the UK's first joke amnesty. Hundreds of embarrassing, cringeworthy and potentially fatal jokes are still in circulation. It is hoped that they will be handed in for safe disposal at collection facilities across the country.
Early reports are that crates of stored cracker jokes, 27 Hi-De-Hi box sets and a Duncan Norville annual have been received. Many of the jokes could be inoffensive but, in the hands of a punmeister, could bring misery to millions. The jokes will either be broken up under controlled conditions or disposed of by telling them, as far away as possible from the public. The latter will be achieved during a 4 hour Bank Holiday special on Channel 5, hosted by Jimmy Carr.
One family offered a DVD of "Ruddy Hell, its Harry and Paul". However, this was deemed to pose no public risk as it contained nothing humorous.